Joni Marie Davis is a wool crafter in Asheville, North Carolina.  Her starting material is wool fabric from various sources:  new, machine- or hand-knit, swatches of her own construction, used mass-produced knitted garments extracted from the clearance bins at Goodwill, and the abandoned projects of frustrated knitters.  All are composed of wool fiber, amenable to felting and fulling.  Her method is an adaptation of the techniques of the ancient industry of fulling woven wool cloth.  Simultaneous heat, water, and agitation transform the original knitted fabrics into much denser, thicker, firmer material.   She cuts it into pattern pieces and sews them together into wall hangings and covers for three-dimensional objects and forms such as inflatable balls, miniature yurts, large vases, and original wood and wire sculpture forms.

Contact:  groveparkfullery@gmail.com

 

      Grove Park Fullery cottage studio in late summer
  Grove Park Fullery cottage studio in late summer